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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Every family has a secret. Whispers from my husband’s family were about an Aunt who killed her husband with a baseball bat …. while he was sleeping. She was committed for life to a hospital for the insane. I’ll always wonder what he said to her before he fell asleep.

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” was something that my Great-grandma Sadie often said. When you are raised in the Ozarks of Missouri, life and travel often depended on the water level of the creek.          Sarah Ann Silvey 1880-1970

Snapchat has lots of filters – one is for aging yourself. I’m guessing this won’t be a popular item for anyone past 40. 😉

Francisca Rodela was born, lived, and died in Ysleta, Texas. 1889-1976  I’ve spent a lot of time researching to find the history of her family. Everyone has a story waiting to be told.  

Old newspapers have a wealth of information when researching your families’ history. I have found obituaries, property notices, wedding announcements, and even photographs. The articles often have personal information you won’t find anywhere else.

Tonya Ruiz


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